A Busy Week for the EEOC

By Staff Report

Aug. 18, 2004

Capitol Hill may be a bit quiet this month with many lawmakers campaigning in their home districts. But not far away, on L Street in the nation’s capital, the U.S. EEOC is keeping busy.

Among recent EEOC news:

  • The agency is suing Omni Hotels on behalf of Mohamed S. Elmougy, according to the Associated Press. The EEOC says that the company discriminated against the hotel manager and retaliated against him after he refused to put Hispanic waiters in less-visible jobs. The company denies any wrongdoing.
  • On Tuesday, the EEOC filed an employment discrimination suit against Whelan Security, a St. Louis company, for allegedly terminating a female employee because she was pregnant. The EEOC says that the woman’ s doctor released her to work without restrictions.
  • On Friday, the EEOC announced the settlement of a sex discrimination lawsuit for $360,000 against Jillian’s, a restaurant. The suit alleged that Jillian’s failed to hire and/or transfer a class of male employees to lucrative server positions because of their sex. The EEOC alleged that “the company’s actions were intentional and demonstrated a reckless indifference to the rights of the class of men.”

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